Board Meeting Notes: Nov. 14, 2011

Tonight’s meeting featured, among other topics, the following points:

1. The sub-committee on affordable housing has decided to host a community meeting at some point in December to foster discussion, planning, and the sharing of resources among the entire community and also to continue to promote the issues at hand.

2. Plans are in the works for a “Blue Christmas” or other holiday event that can allow people to come together for the holidays in a way that accepts and supports those grieving.

3. The Berkshire Housing Development Corp¬†announced that Proprietor’s Field will expand with eighty more units. Read the story at The Transcript¬†here.

4. The Mass Mental Health budget was decreased by over 8% this year, which suggests that we need to continue making mental healthy availability a priority in our work. Right now people seem to be more interested in using caseworkers for support for now, but we want to keep it a focus in the future.